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Talise Trevigne is a singer recognized for the "sheer beauty of her voice" and "exquisite stage presence." As one critic recently stated, "No wonder Talise Trevigne is THE BUZZ of the opera world. She has it all: a glorious voice, matchless acting ability, and beauty that takes your breath away!"

Being called the "luminous new voice of opera" Ms. Trevigne has been universally and enthusiastically praised for her débuts as Violetta, Mimì, Juliette and Gilda. Critics deem her Lucia as "perfect Bel Canto singing" "ravishing!" In mesmerizing performances she starred as Violetta with Birmingham Opera Company and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Graham Vick's spectacular La Traviata which won Britain's coveted Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award. Recently she opened the Emerging Stars Concert Series at Santa Barbara's historic Granada Theatre in a sublime recital with the great Warren Jones. She also appeared as featured guest artist and "future star" in New York City Opera's Gala Reopening. In Feb 2010 she reprises her meltingly beautiful Gilda with Tulsa Opera in her company début. She débuts at San Diego Opera with her first Micaëla in May 2011.

A champion of new music, she made her Australian opera début as "The Beloved" in the world premiere of Liza Lim's The Navigator. She reprised this demanding role at Moscow's Chekhov International Arts Festival (June 2009) and sings it at Paris' Bastille on December 8, 2009. She originated the title role in the world premiere of Judith Weir's Armida, a film which won glowing reviews when internationally televised. She starred in the world premiere of Errollyn Wallen's The Silent Twins with London's Almeida Opera, and will create the role of "Pip" in the world premiere of Jake Heggie's Moby-Dick with Dallas Opera in her company début (April-May 2010) and with San Diego Opera (February 2012).

She was unreservedly lauded as soloist in Richard Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder with Chicago's Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra and the Sacramento Philharmonic. Ms. Trevigne débuts with the Dallas Symphony in March 2010 as soloist in Orff's Carmina Burana.

Outstandingly versatile she appeared as vocal soloist in the world premiere of Dance Theater of Harlem's St. Louis Woman - A Blues Ballet at the Lincoln Center Festival, LA's Dorothy Chandler Pavillion and The Kennedy Center, in New York's Schumann Festival, and as Euridice in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice with Bel Canto at Caramoor.

Ms. Trevigne made her operatic début under the direction of Maestro Julius Rudel in La Traviata and Don Giovanni in Aspen. She has also performed principal roles in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Les Malheurs D'Orphée, Nerea in Händel's Deidamia, Norina in Don Pasquale, Constance in Les Dialogues des Carmélites, Miranda in The Tempest, and Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier.

Equally at home on the concert stage, orchestral and recital performances have included Cantaloube's Chants D'Auvergne, Phedon in Satie's Socrate, Mahler's Second Symphony, Barber's Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Prayers of Kierkegaard, Mozart's Missa Brevis and Exsultate jubilate, and Haydn's Creation, and was a featured solo artist on the Trinity Concert Series in New York singing rare works of Maurice Delage, Purcell and Nin-Culmell.

As generous as she is talented, Ms. Trevigne has given her considerable talent in support of numerous charities including The San Francisco Aids Foundation, the Names Project, and New York's September 11 Memorial Concert presented at historic Trinity Church.

Last modified on Wednesday, 28 September 2011 17:57
Celia P. Novo

Celia P. Novo

Celia P. Novo is Founder and President of the international artist management company NOVO ARTISTS, INC. and of NOVO CONSULTING.

Mrs. Novo has been a dynamic and productive force in the classical music world since 1983 when she became personal business manager to late legendary soprano ARLEEN AUGER.

Known for her uncompromising standards of professional integrity and for the outstanding quality of her clients, Mrs. Novo focuses on finding only the finest and most promising talent the world over.



Born in New York City, Celia P. Novo attended New York University as a double major in Biology and Music. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Advanced Biological Studies from Fordham University. Mrs. Novo worked as a senior research assistant in the departments of Biochemistry, Neurology, and Pediatric Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine for six years. As a New York State certified teacher, she taught Biology, Chemistry, and Developmental Biology at the college preparatory level.

In a dramatic career change, she became personal business manager to her dear friend, the late American diva Arleen Auger, in 1983. Mrs. Novo directed all of Ms. Auger's business affairs until her tragic death in June of 1993. Mrs. Novo and her husband, Guy P. Novo, founded the Arleen Auger Memorial Fund in 1995. The purpose of this Fund is to identify needy and talented young singers who wish to follow in Ms. Auger's esteemed footsteps, and reward them with study grants and scholarships to help defer the cost of voice lessons and other expenses relating to their vocal studies.

In 1995, Celia Novo founded Novo Artists, Inc., an international artist management company that represents conductors, stage directors, set designers, choreographers, singers, and instrumentalists throughout the world. She is also Founder and President of Novo Consulting.

Always devoted to charitable organizations, Mrs. Novo served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Music Conservatory of Westchester from 1987 through 2003, and played a prominent role as chairperson of their education, marketing and special events committees. In 2006, she was elected to the Board of Directors of St. Christopher's Inn by the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement at Graymoor.

Mrs. Novo and her husband, international attorney Guy P. Novo, reside in Hartsdale, NY. Their son, Andrew R. Novo, graduated Magna cum laude in History from Princeton University in June 2002, earned a Masters degree in International Relations and a Doctorate in History at the University of Oxford in July 2005, and a Doctorate in History. Andrew's first novel Queen of Cities has recently been published by Coffeetown Press.

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